The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted the first exemption to the upcoming electronic logging mandate last week to the Truck Rental and Leasing Association.
In March, the Truck and Rental and Leasing Association petitioned FMCSA seeking an exemption from the mandate. Specifically, the association wanted to be exempted from the requirements for equipment that is rented or leased for 30 days or fewer.
The agency will officially grant a limited exemption to the group. However, the exemption is only good for rentals that are eight days or fewer. Anyone operating a rented truck under the exemption will be required to carry the rental agreement and a paper log for the current 24-hour period, plus logs for the seven previous days.
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